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18 Nov 2016

Seymour Park ‘pitch’ up at Emirates Old Trafford

Emirates Old Trafford will welcome pupils from Seymour Park Community Primary School to the ground as part of the school’s ‘Enterprise Essentials Perfect Pitch Day’ on Friday 25 November 2016.

The event, in the style of the popular television programme Dragon’s Den, will see the children pitch their own unique ideas to several local businesses.

Starting at 10.00am and running all day, the event will primarily take place in the AJ Bell Player and Media Centre, one of Emirates Old Trafford’s flexible conference and event spaces.

Marks & Spencer and Costa Coffee have confirmed their support for this event and will be providing refreshments throughout the day. CPS Digital Printing in Manchester have supported the children’s designs and printed the school graphic designs for the event to promote the sponsors and also Stepping into Business.

Natalie Turner, from Seymour Park Community Primary School who is leading the ‘Enterprise Essentials’ project said: “The children are extremely excited to have their 'special moment' of pitching their product at such a fantastic venue.”

Those attending from local businesses include Eddie Austin from Nullam Careers, the sponsors for the event, Julian Tait from The Garden in Manchester and Khalil Butt, a community champion from Stretford Tesco Extra and also Rebecca Jeffery, a contestant on the current series of The Apprentice, will also be part of the panel.

Richard Turvey, founder and owner of Visibility, a Business Solutions company, Nick Hancock from Oxygen Freejumping, a representative from Costa Coffee, John Scully from 3P Logistics, Kimberley Waldron, Director and Co-founder at SkyParlour and Anthony Rae, Head Teacher at Seymour Park with the Chair of Governors and local councillor Anne Duffield and governor Aine Graven, will also offer their views on the pupils’ ideas.

Angela Hodson, Head of Conference and Events at Emirates Old Trafford said: “We’re thrilled to be able to welcome such a fantastic event to the venue with local support from Marks & Spencer, Costa Coffee and Trafford Council, showing real community spirit to our future generation”

To find out more about hosting an event at Emirates Old Trafford, which can cater from 10-2,000, please contact our Events Team on 0161 282 4020 or email